Hard times, high gas prices and an ill economy did little to derail local artists from expanding outward in 2012. As a musician, I've never seen so many of my peers crawl out from these red brick buildings to push their River City sounds than in the past 12 months. Many return with invaluable advice ... More >>
A local military veteran who more recently spent his working days on one side of the iron bars will soon be living on the other side of them. Yesterday a U.S. district judge punished a federal correctional officer who previously served in Iraq for smuggling cigarettes into the prison where he worked ... More >>
Photo by Stephen HouldsworthMelt-BananaMelt Banana | Spelling Bee | Yowie
October 17, 2011
Upon hearing that Melt-Banana was coming back to St. Louis, and specifically Cicero's, fans were a bit confused. Cicero's? Seriously? Isn't that where sappy singer-songwriters and Widespread P ... More >>
Jim Uding has been busy. He has been a bit tough to get a hold of lately, and he admits it. He's sorry about it. "I apologize," Uding says. He sighs. "I'm knee-deep in ending my business."
The business is Drum Headquarters, a community music staple where he used to greet customers with a gri ... More >>
Photo courtesy of R6 Implant.
The good thing about a band calling it quits in St. Louis is that its never really done. R6 Implant is playing a farewell-of-sorts show on Saturday at Cicero's, but this isn't goodbye forever. The bill is shared with the Lion's Daughter, Galaxicon and Iron Hills. ... More >>
Courtesy of YowieTo call Yowie an acquired taste would be a flagrant misrepresentation. Yowie is not something you can acquire. Try to understand its sonic mindfuckery, try to follow the preposterous complexity of Yowies' sound, and your dendrites will start to short-circuit. Music like this ... More >>
Friday! Instead of a written intro, I'm about to get all multimedia on your ass:Now then, onto some affordable things in the Lou', tonight through Sunday (Looking for weekend concerts? click here.):Transference, Large & in Charge and Sans le Motif at ArtDimensions (Friday)The ArtDimensions galle ... More >>
The Conformists - who are playing a show at the Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center tonight, with Baltimore's Yukon and locals AXO - are working on new music.
The quartet's next CD, the follow-up to 2007's Three Hundred, will be a joint release between Chicago's Sickroom Records (which will put out ... More >>